NEWS
Mike Palmerino Telvent DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist
Tue Apr 9, 2013 12:59 PM CDT

There has been an incredible difference in the character of the weather pattern over the central US during the early spring from 2012 to 2013. We have gone from record warmth in 2012 to some very cold weather in 2013--including some freeze damage to jointing wheat in Texas and Oklahoma. And in Iowa, the difference in the state average temperature in March of 2012 compared to March of 2013 is an astounding 23 degrees Fahrenheit.

Possibly the main reason for this incredible difference is the presence--or lack--of high latitude blocking. We have spoken of blocking before and its impact on the weather ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • Strong Immunity Wins Two weeks after calving, cows lose body condition. But if she is short on nutrients, too, that dr...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Farm lenders should halt their petty rivalry and focus on agriculture's best interest: Our nation...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • GOP Picks Conaway as House Ag Chairman The House Republican Steering Committee on Tuesday selected Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, as the...
  • Head Start A Pennsylvania teen has two years of a farm-to-fork business under his belt and is looking to exp...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business One of the world's wealthiest families measures success not in dollars but in authenticity.
  • Ask the Vet A warning about bull breeding soundness.
Related News Stories
DTN Ag Weather Brief
Rain Friday in Southern Areas
A Clouded Forecast Ahead in Canada
Southern Rain, Great Lakes Snow Friday
Daily Export Grain News
Market Impact Weather
NWS River Stages
North, Central Areas Cold, Dry Thursday
Snow to Dissipate Thursday
Market Impact Weather